Dr Damion Corrigan

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

My research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for clinically important conditions such as, drug resistant bacterial infections, sepsis and cancer.  In the group we work on a range of sensor systems, from high value microfabricated sensor systems through to low cost devices for use in resource limited settings. 

Current projects under my supervision include -

I joined Strathclyde in 2016 as a Chancellor's Fellow in Health Technologies and became a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering during 2019.  I have a background in biological and chemical sensing having obtained a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Cranfield University followed by periods of Post Doctoral research at Southampton and Edinburgh Universities.  Past achievements include development of an assay for MRSA which was patented and licensed for development, the award of a Longitude Prize Discovery Award during 2017 for a project called "Microplate" and with colleagues from the University of Leeds, development of a microelectrode sensor for prompt diagnosis of sepsis.

Areas of particular interest include: electrochemical and optical techniques, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microfabricated sensor systems and microelecrode sensor arrays for multi target diagnostic assays.

Our work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory and AstraZeneca) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, neuroscientists, electrical engineers and chemists.

I also have expertise of electrochemical sensing in harsh and extreme environments and aqueous & non aqueous electroplating techniques.  Prior to joining Strathclyde, I was involved in developing a microelectrode sensor for use in nuclear fuel reprocessing (as part of the EPSRC sponsored "REFINE" project) and was involved in comissioning an open access national facility for nuclear fuel reprocessing research at the University of Edinburgh.  During these projects I developed strong links with the National Nuclear Laboratory and carried ot experiments at NNL Central Lab - Sellafield.


Low-cost, thin-film, mass-manufacturable carbon electrodes for detection of the neurotransmitter dopamine
Hannah Stuart, Al-Hatmi Maha, Gray Louise, Corrigan Damion K
Bioelectrochemistry Vol 133 (2020)
Establishing a field-effect transistor sensor for the detection of mutations in the tumour protein 53 gene (TP53) : an electrochemical optimisation approach
Crossley Lisa, Attoye Bukola, Vezza Vincent, Blair Ewen, Corrigan Damion K, Hannah Stuart
Biosensors Vol 9 (2019)
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing using low-cost, commercially available screen-printed electrodes
Hannah Stuart, Addington Emily, Alcorn David, Shu Wenmiao, Hoskisson Paul A, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 145 (2019)
Antibiotic Susceptibility Test
Corrigan Damion, Hoskisson Paul
A review of microfabricated electrochemical biosensors for DNA detection
Blair Ewen O, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 134, pp. 57-67 (2019)
Electrochemical detection of oxacillin resistance with SimpleStat : a low cost integrated potentiostat and sensor platform
Butterworth Adrian, Corrigan Damion, Ward Andrew C
Analytical Methods Vol 11, pp. 1958-1965 (2019)

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I am module leader for BE915 - Medical Science which is a module taught within MSc Biomedical Engineering.

I also contribute to the following courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering -

Cell Biology I (BE105) - Metabolism (Lectures)

Cell Biology II (BE207) - Physical Chemistry/Methods in Cell Biology - (Lectures and Teaching Labs)

Research Methods (BE428) - Statistical analysis of data sets (Lectures and Computer Labs)

Professional activities

Biologically modified electrodes for medical sensing applications
Development of electrochemical biosensors for the detection of sepsis and improved antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology
Analytical Chemistry (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Biosensors for sepsis and antimicrobial resistance: detecting host and pathogen biomarkers of infection

more professional activities


SensCycle - Follow on Project - Tenovus Scotland Small Pilot Grant
Jimenez, Melanie (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Gibson, Douglas (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Talbot, Curtis
Gourlay, Terry (Principal Investigator) Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Talbot, Curtis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
PhD Project - Extended research exchange on electrochemical biosensors
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hannah, Stuart (Co-investigator) Schulte, Albert (Co-investigator) Thaweskulchai, Thana (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2020
Validating Serum Diagnostics for Early Diagnosis and Stratification of Glioma
Baker, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
University of Strathclyde Interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Duncan, Katherine (Co-investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Dunphy, Raymond David (Post Grad Student) Riordan, Lily (Post Grad Student) Lasserre, Perrine (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Scientific audit on behalf of Sorcery Consulting
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
17-Jan-2019 - 18-Jan-2019

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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